CooperVision, Alcon Will Issue Summaries of Research Presented at Academy 2019 Meeting


ORLANDO— To further support its clinical education initiatives, CooperVision announced late last week that it plans to publish a series of summaries of research presented at Academy 2019 in Orlando on ECP Viewpoints, its blog for eyecare professionals. The company noted that eyecare professionals who attended Academy 2019 “have access to hundreds of scientific papers and posters that showcase the latest advances in optometry research. But digesting and translating this information for the benefit of their own practices can be a challenge.”

Separately, Alcon has announced that it plans to publish summary reports from Academy 2019, also. Alcon’s “Front Row” for eyecare professionals will send an email update following Academy 2019 with summaries highlighting the groundbreaking research in optometry and vision science, and relevant education on the latest practices. Front Row is a service of the Alcon Experience Academy

The American Academy of Optometry’s Academy 2019 meeting in Orlando wrapped up its five-day session on Sunday, Oct. 27.

In its announcement, CooperVision said the posted articles will be “authored with the practicing ECP in mind, distilling and translating data for application in the exam lane to benefit the professional and patient alike.” The summaries will cover a range of topics, including contact lens performance and design, materials science, patient wearing experience, and more.

“Conferences like Academy offer a wealth of information, yet the reality is that there’s too much for any one attendee to fully see and absorb,” Jennifer Palombi, OD, FAAO, senior manager, professional and scientific communication, North America, CooperVision, said in the announcement. “This initiative is designed for practitioners who want to grow their knowledge and ultimately, the level of care they can provide their patients.”

The series will also serve as a resource for ECPs unable to attend Academy 2019, but who are interested in experiencing some of what was shared with their peers. The Academy 2019 research series will be published in the weeks following the conference. To read or subscribe to ECP Viewpoints, visit